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Hans Zimmer's 'Days Of Thunder' Score Finally Coming To CD; T. Bone Burnett Scoring 'True Detective'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 31, 2013 6:37 PM
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Hans Zimmer
For those of you who always wanted to feel the thrill of “Days of Thunder” without actually having to watch the movie, get ready to mark your calendars. Hans Zimmer’s score for “Days of Thunder” is finally making its way to CD! Shockingly, Zimmer’s score, which also features the guitar stylings of Jeff Beck, has never been officially released on the format until now.

'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff In The Works, Whitey Bulger Drama Heads To TV & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • October 31, 2013 6:16 PM
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How I Met Your Mother
It took a few years, but actor Peter Facinelli (“Twilight” series) will finally see his Whitey Bulger project get off the ground. Facinelli was originally on board to produce a film adaptation of “Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer For Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob,” which was written by Edward MacKenzie and Phyllis Karas, but now Fox is looking to turn the project into a TV series.

'Raising Victor Vargas' Star Victor Rasuk Shackled To Role Of Jose In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 6:00 PM
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Fifty Shades Of Grey Victor Rasuk
Even with a new writer polishing the script, and a production start that has been pushed back a month, Universal and Focus Features are still feeling good and aroused about "Fifty Shades Of Grey." Casting continues for the erotica drama, with another name being strapped on for next summer's sexytime offering.

Channing Tatum Is Going To Have A 'Bad Romance' With '50/50' & 'The Wackness' Director Jonathan Levine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 5:54 PM
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While we'll have to wait until a yet-to-be determined date in 2014 to watch Channing Tatum wrestle with murder (or something) in Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," the guy has no shortage of projects on the go. Next year it seems he has a movie coming every other month with the animated "The Lego Movie," comedy sequel "22 Jump Street" and sci-fi actioner "Jupiter Ascending" (and may we point out the diversity of those gigs too) all on tap. And he's not resting on his laurels as he gears up another gig.

Interview: Keanu Reeves Talks 'Man Of Tai Chi' '47 Ronin'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 31, 2013 5:27 PM
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The Man of Tai Chi
To put it bluntly, "Man of Tai Chi" kicks all kinds of ass. The film follows the Faustian rise and fall of Tiger Chen (the actor's name and also the character's name), who gets involved in a deadly underground fighting ring led by a wonderfully over-the-top villain named Donaka Mark. Keanu Reeves, who knows a thing or two about kung fu fighting thanks to his role in the trio of "Matrix" films, both directed and co-stars in the film as Donaka (who, unsurprisingly, gets all the best lines). We got to speak to Reeves about what about this project made him want to direct it, whether or not his experience in the film world documentary "Side By Side" inspired any of his choices, and what, exactly, is going on with his other big martial arts project of 2013, "47 Ronin."

‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Rises From The Grave With '28 Weeks Later' Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 5:07 PM
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Pet Semetary Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
"28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, has been making waves of late for the projects he's almost done, rather than anything he's actually moving forward with. He was in the mix for both "Hot Wheels" and "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" but didn't get either gig, and he also walked away from the "Highlander" remake last year (someone else has since been hired). But it looks the world of Stephen King has come calling...

12 Movie Stars Who Experienced Career Resurrections

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 31, 2013 4:27 PM
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Movie Stars /Career Resurrections
This week “The Dallas Buyers Club” opens (you can read our review here), and it features a riveting, committed, physically gruelling and very likely-to-be-Oscar-nominated performance by Matthew McConaughey. If he is nominated, however, McConaughey will be at least a little in debt to the buzz that’s surrounded him of late as the newest member of what we could call the Comeback Club—that rarefied group of people who have, sometimes on a dime, turned their movie careers around and breathed new life into what was once moribund. It takes a great deal of luck to pull off this trickiest of acts, and for every actor who’s managed to hang onto their newly regained spot on top of the pile for a few years, there are ten who’ve briefly clambered all the way up only to topple off again a moment later.

Recap: Witches Get Suspicious In 'American Horror Story: Coven' Halloween Episode 'Fearful Pranks Ensue'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 31, 2013 4:10 PM
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There are some television shows (among them "Roseanne," "The Simpsons" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") that make a very big deal out of their Halloween episode. Just as the holiday celebrates slipping out of your skin and into someone else's, these episodes often break from the formula of the rest of the series, offering a wildly divergent path into some very strange waters. With "American Horror Story," since the entire series plays a post-trick-or-treating fever dream, the Halloween episodes are an even more heightened homage to the things that go bump in the night, where the entire country takes on the show's eerie glow. They are also widely considered to be some of the series' very best episodes. The third season's Halloween offering is no different.

First Looks At Mia Wasikowska In 'Madame Bovary,' Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' & Mike Leigh's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2013 3:33 PM
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Madame Bovary Mia Wasikowska
The American Film Market kicks off next week, which means there's going to be a lot of buyers hustling a lot of movies, and distributors and financiers look for product to put their cash into. And that means folks writing the cheques will want to see something first. And since many of these movies are mid-production or just getting started, pictures will have to suffice.

Exclusive: Artwork And Test Footage From Pixar's 'The Blue Umbrella'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 31, 2013 3:00 PM
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This week, "Monsters University" graduates to home video, and along with it comes the delightful animated short that accompanied it theatrically, "The Blue Umbrella." We were amongst the first to see the photo-real romance (between two umbrellas, of course) back in January when we broke the news that musical genius Jon Brion would be providing the short's delicate, bouncy score. And now we're back, offering exclusive art from the project as well as test footage showing how real-life umbrellas inspired this animated treat.

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